Meow do you do? We are your resource for all things cat and all things Litter-Robot: tips and tricks, health and humor, and general feline fun.
Kidney disease in cats is prevalent. Dr. Justine Lee discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of chronic renal failure and more. With appropriate diagnosis, nutrition, monitoring, and treatment, cats can potentially live with chronic kidney disease for years.
September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. Arthritis can be an unforgiving ailment, especially for already handicapped pets. But there are plenty of solutions and natural remedies for treating arthritis in our handicapped pets. Learn about some treatment options here.
Pet owners don’t realize there’s often a resurgence of flea outbreaks in late summer and early fall. Many cat parents with indoor-only cats mistakenly believe they’ll never have to deal with these pesky intruders. So, let’s brush up on prevention and flea treatment for cats!
Is it true that all orange cats have an insatiable desire for lasagna? Sadly, no. And do they all hate Mondays? We’ll have to get back to you on that one. If you’re curious about orange tabby cat facts, we’ve compiled a few below—just in time for Ginger Cat Appreciation Day!
You may be a student, teacher, or parent. Regardless of your situation, you might not realize how stressful it can be to leave a newly adopted pet for the first time. The change in routine can result in confusion at best—and, at worst, in cat separation anxiety.
Dr. Justine Lee explains why it’s important to prevent, recognize, and treat a cat UTI. If untreated, a UTI can result in a kidney infection; in rare cases, it can result in acute kidney injury. Learn how to tell if your cat does have a urinary tract infection.
CatCon® is where pop culture and cat culture converge! Litter-Robot has participated in CatCon since 2016, and you can bet we’ll be there this year. In anticipation of this year’s CatCon on August 4-5, we’re taking a look back at some of the highlights from the 2017 show.
Scooping is a dirty job, but you want to make sure your cat has a clean box of litter as often as possible to help minimize two medical problems: Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) or the more life-threatening urinary blockage called Feline Urethral Obstruction (FUO).
Litterbox.com litter is harvested with your cat’s comfort in mind. Studies have shown that cats tend to have strong preferences toward unscented, clay-clumping litter. Besides these qualities, let’s take a look at why both you and your cat will love Litterbox.com litter.
Scratching is normal cat behavior! Dr. Justine Lee explains why she personally never performs or advocates for declawing. There are many alternatives to declawing; we’ve covered some of the most common and effective options here in an effort to educate pet parents.
How many times is “normal” for a cat to vomit? Dr. Justine Lee explains how certain underlying medical problems can cause chronic vomiting in cats. The truth is, if your cat vomits more than once a month, it’s too much and may warrant a medical work-up.
There’s perhaps no smell more distinct—or distinctly nose-wrinkling—than that of cat urine. But why does cat pee smell so bad? And why does it smell so much worse than dog urine? Litter-Robot’s resident veterinarian Dr. Justine Lee weighs in on this pungent mystery.
Some cats and dogs are scared of fireworks, storms, and other loud noises like vacuums. The reason is actually psychological in nature. Learn more and how to help, including creating a safe space for your pet, buying them a thundershirt, and, if all else fails, giving them anti-anxiety medication.
If you have a cat, you may wonder if it’s worth getting pet insurance. If you don’t have an emergency fund readily available, cat insurance may be a good option. Dr. Justine Lee discusses key things to consider about pet insurance for cats, including type of coverage, deductibles, and genetic conditions.
You may be wondering: Why do cats knead blankets and… your belly? When he confuses you for something soft and doughy, it’s not really because he’s hinting at you to get in shape—he’s just very content! But where did Kitty learn this adorable yet potentially painful behavior? Find out here.
It’s Take Your Pet To Work Week, so we decided to profile an especially impurrtant feline member of the workforce (one who is just down the road from Litter-Robot headquarters, in fact!). The Troy, Michigan, police department recently swore-in one Pawfficer Donut, newest member of the feline unit to purrtect and serve!
OK, it’s 2 A.M., and you and your cat are wide awake. Your cat has been dry-heaving all over the carpet in the middle of the night, but you’re not sure if you need to get to the emergency veterinarian. How do you know when it’s safe to “wait it out” to see your veterinarian the next day versus going into the ER vet?
You might think your kitty has reached peak “cattiness” level when she refuses to stop batting objects off your tables and countertops—but it’s not all malice on her part. Cats like to knock things over for several reasons, starting with the deep-seated need to toy with their prey. Meow!
Microchipping is a sure way to drastically increase your chances of finding a lost pet. However, with the rise in both wearable and pet-related technology, there’s now another option to consider: the pet GPS tracker. Compare some of the pros and cons between a pet GPS tracker and a microchip.
Before you think about bringing your feline family member with you on vacation, think again. As a veterinarian and cat owner, let me fill you in on something: Most cats out there hate traveling. So, find out some important travel facts that you must know about before transporting your #1 baggage.
As a veterinarian and a cat owner, I get it. I know how stressful it can be to you and your cat when it comes to veterinary visits. After all, the stress of getting your cat into the carrier, only to find panting, malodorous dogs in the waiting room, plus all the poking and prodding (touching!) by the veterinarian… what’s a cat to do?!
In honor of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (yes, there is such a thing!), we’ve put together some steps you can take to protect your pet before, during, and after a natural disaster or house fire. The first task in your disaster preparedness plan is to make a pet emergency kit.